The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a YearWhen Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one yearand that she wanted to do it in their yardthey told her she was crazy.She did it anyway.The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of decidingdespite all resistanceto take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long ...
As kids love the outdoors, there's no better way to draw their interest in reading than a book about farm life. This type of book would teach kids about how humans produce foods from plants and animals and the types of foods that are generated on farms. It would also explain how some foods like cheese and flour are created.
JADAM Organic Farming: The way to Ultra-Low-Cost agriculture, Make all-natural fertilizer, pesticide and microorganism inputs yourself
You will learn many useful new methods including increasing microbial diversity and population, boosting soil minerals, tackling soil compaction, reducing salt level, raising soil fertility and more. This book also shows you how to make natural pesticides that can replace chemical ones. Table of ContentsI. Vision22II. Principles 42 1. Do as nature does44 2. I and others are one58 3. The good and the bad are one64 4. Co-existing with wild grass 74III. Soil Management84 1. Current state of our soil86 2. Roots represent the soil condition91 3. Make your soil like leaf mold95 - Let us get rid of the compost method! 107 - Seed and seedling treatment using leaf mold 125 IV. Principles of Making Organic Farming Inputs126 1. Understanding organic farming inputs128 2. Anaerobic fermentation 130 3. Water and leaf mold136 4. Ambient temperature143V. Making Organic Farming Inputs150 1. JADAM mineral water (JMW) 152 2. JADAM indigenous microorganism solution (JMS)157 - Organic livestock farming (no feces-removing)171 3. Microorganism medium using grains172 4. Customized microorganism medium173 5. JADAM liquid fertilizer (JLF)175 6. Customized JADAM liquid fertilizers183 7. Food waste JADAM liquid fertilizer187 8. Human manure JADAM liquid fertilizer189 9. Natural nitrogen JADAM liquid fertilizer192 10. Natural calcium phosphate JADAM liquid fertilizer197 11. Natural calcium JADAM liquid fertilizer198 12. Natural potassium JADAM liquid fertilizer200 13. Natural chitosan JADAM liquid fertilizer201 14. Natural mineral JADAM liquid fertilizer202 15. Natural color enhancer 204 16. Fertilizer for nutritional balance 206 17. Examples of JADAM fertilizer programs216 18. Summary of function of each element 218VI. Natural Pesticide 224 1. Save cost with JADAM natural pesticide (JNP) 226 2. Why do we need pesticide? 232 3. Differences between natural and chemical pesticides235 4. Important points in using natural pesticide240 - JADAM water softener (JWS)244 5. I am the pesticide expert250 6. How to do natural pesticide research 254 7. JADAM wetting agent (JWA) 258 8. JADAM sulfur (JS) 268 9. JADAM herb solution (JHS) 282 10. Making pesticide from microorganism solution298 11. How much of each ingredient to use 301 12. JADAM natural pesticides program303 13. Examples of JADAM natural pesticide programs309 1) Rice bakanae disease (immerse 48 hours in cold water) 2) Water rice weevil 3) Pest control solution for rice 4) Powdery mildew, downy mildew, fungal diseases 5) Canker, black spot, pear rust, brown blotch diseases 6) Aphid and mite 7) Moth 8) Citrus flatid planthopper, leafhopper, mulberry sucker, spot clothing wax cicada 9) Stinkbug, thrip, greenhouse whitefly, turnip moth, flea beetle, pear sucker, fruit fly, onion fly, mosquito, grasshopper, etc. 10) Slug, Snail 11) JMS pesticide (for prevention of diseases and pests) 12) All-purpose pesticide (for both pests and diseases) 13) Fruit trees winter pest control 14. Soil foundation (Effective against soil nematodes, verticillium wilt, virus diseases) - New experiment with foam gun 14. Herbal smoker326